Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the 7th Day of Christmas, the Crazy House Gave to Me.....

13 Words





One of the most important jobs of a book is to show us the wonder of words. But what happens when a legend in the art world teams up with a literary giant to create a completely unique, totally original word book? The result is the smart, funny and visually remarkable 13 Words by internationally bestselling author Lemony Snicket and acclaimed artist Maira Kalman. Like many word books, 13 Words will introduce young readers to words like bird, cake, and dog. Unlike other word books, Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman add their unique brand of whimsy and humor, so young readers will also discover words like haberdashery, panache, and Mezzo-Soprano!

Mr. Snicket weaves thirteen distinctive words into a strange and wonderful story, and the way in which this story blossoms into an entire quirky world in the hands of Ms. Kalman makes for quite a wild and memorable ride. Critically acclaimed, Booklist's enthusiastic review states that 13 Words "encourages participation on the part of both the readers and listeners to connect languages with images" and Publisher's Weekly gave 13 Words a starred review, commenting that Maira's illustrations are "gorgeous" and the her "Matisse-like, gelato-colored spreads drip in mystery."

What we Thought:

This is an AWESOME book for little one's this Holiday Season!  Our kids loved reading the book and have read it over and over again!  What a great addition to any childs library!!! Watch the trailer for the book here below!!


GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader is going to win an AMAZING giveaway that includes a copy of 13 Words AND, a limited edition (Only 15 made!!!) original Maira Kalman piece of artwork. This signed, 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece is gauche on paper -- similarly sized Kalman pieces start at $750. And, like a cherry on top of a very yummy sundae, the giveaway also includes 13 buttons featuring the 13 words and accompanying illustrations from the book -- a fun set to decorate a diaper bag or backpack!

Just leave a comment here with your name and email address to enter!
This giveaway will end TOMORROW morning at 9:00 a.m. EST

 
*This is not a paid post. I only share my honest opinion.  All information and a copy of 13 Words was provided to me to facilitate this giveaway*

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44 comments:

Shiela said...

Great Prize

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Jeannine said...

Very cute

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Nan said...

How cool this would be!
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Mama R. said...

Looks awesome! Thanks!
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jbmthill said...

My son would LOVE this, THANKS !

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Paula B. said...

would love it

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Anonymous said...

Jeni Haller

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Shannon Foster said...

love it
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Anonymous said...

so cute loriyoung99@yahoo.com

Elie said...

This looks like fun, the kids would love it.
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Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique said...

So great! I love this!

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Kristin said...

Great giveaway!

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Life of the Leatherberry's said...

Enter me please!!!!

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Anonymous said...

totaly cute! knepppi@yahoo.com

April Nantz said...

Wow! Fantastic giveaway.
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MICHELL said...

Wow! Now that is Fabulous!!...got my internet back just in time:-)

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Stephie C said...

Fun! My daughter would love this!
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~*Cee*~ said...

Would love this!
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Melanie said...

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ColleenMarie82 said...

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kpintn said...

This looks like a really cute book and a great stocking stuffer!

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orangefukurou said...

This book would be a great present to my daughter
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Brittney said...

I want to win!
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Jakes Movie Reviews said...

Jake B
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Kirsten said...

Wow, great prize! Thanks for the chance!
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Kris said...

Nice giveaway
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Owen's Mom said...

Looks adorable! I would love to share it with my kiddos.
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Robyn said...

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Beth and David said...

Elizabeth W.
This is too awesome :)
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Nancye said...

Awesome giveaway!! Please include me! Thanks for the chance.

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Julie said...

my daughter would love this ..
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Lara said...

Very cute!
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Melissa Jackson said...

I love it!!

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Misty said...

so neat!
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jhull said...

Awesome Prize!
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Jakes Movie Reviews said...

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Caroline said...

Cool.
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Brandi Elam said...

Loving these giveaways!

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Anonymous said...

Would love to own this piece of art. Am I still eligible if I can only post as "anonymous"?

Anonymous said...

The above anonymous is Cinley Amlew

Amy O said...

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blueviolet said...

It would make a wonderful children's gift!
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jennifer said...

great giveaway!
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